New Build-Your-Own-Surfboard Workshop Dates

New Build-Your-Own-Surfboard Workshop Dates

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We had so much positive response on the recent wooden surfboard building workshop that we wanted to announce the next ones as soon as possible. Course Schedule is as follows:
Classes begin Sunday mornings and end Saturday
  • August 17 thru August 23 - FULL
  • September 21 thru September 27 - NEW
  • October 26 thru November 1 - NEW
  • NOTE: Full payment is required to reserve a spot.

    Students with Boards

    Spring Class of 2008 - our first!

    The classes are held right in our shop in York, Maine where you’ll learn alongside the same builders that craft our custom wooden surfboards from locally grown, sustainable white cedar. At the end of the seven-day class, each student will walk away with their own hand-built, wooden surfboard. Throughout the week you will learn the following skills:
  • Basic surfboard design concepts
  • The application of steam to manipulate wood into shape
  • Adhesive applications
  • Elements of edge tool work
  • Glassing and effective use of epoxy
  • Each student will take home his/her own board ready for glassing and finishing on their own. Glassing demonstrations will be held in the evenings to help students with the basics. Materials used in the board and those to be taken home with the student are the same as we use in our Grain Home Grown Surfboard kits. The cost of the Home Grown kit is included in the course. Students will have their choice of building our 9’ Root or 10' Waterlog longboards. Two instructors will be available to guide each student through the easy step-by-step process to ensure that each board that leaves the shop will be a beautiful one-of-a-kind surfboard that will last a lifetime. Our Wooden Surfboard building manual will also be distributed as part of the materials for the course. Tuition for the week-long course is $1,575.00, which includes the cost of the Home Grown Surfboard kit. This tuition covers 7 days of instruction, all materials, including glassing supplies, use of all necessary shop tools, access to the shop, including your own shaping stand and rocker table, as well as full hot breakfast and lunch each day. Students are responsible for their own accommodations and dinner; we're happy to recommend some nice places around the area. Five new boards in the Grain Shop Student Boards in the Grain Shop The Grain shop has plenty of room for each student to spread out and enjoy the process. We have a great mill shop complete with state of the art dust collection, a full kitchen, bathrooms, shower, wireless internet, and plenty of space outside to enjoy the sunshine. The shop is conveniently located within a short drive to the beach and surf. Located just an hour north of Boston, York, Maine is a historic, coastal village with beaches, shops, great restaurants and lodging right in town. We'll post more information on these surfboard building classes soon, but note that past classes have filled in just a few days, so please call or email to reserve your shaping stand soon. Please feel feel free to call us at 207-457-5313 or email info@grainsurfboards.com with any questions. Look forward to seeing you at the shop!